“Dyslexia: You can view it as an anchor, or you can embrace the gifts that accompany dyslexia and choose to soar!" - Dyslexia Kids
Assistive Technology Information
There is wonderful technology to help your student’s educational process including:
Smart Pens Livescribe 3, audio books, text-to-speech software, speech recognition software, spell checkers, and alternative keyboards.
For some good information visit www.Greatschools.com or the link below:
Decoding Dyslexia - TN
Decoding Dyslexia Tennessee is a grassroots movement driven by Tennessee families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in our public schools.
International Dyslexia Association—Nashville Branch (IDA-TNB)
This link will take you to the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. We encourage those who are able to become members of this local organization to do so.
This link takes you to a resource for parents regarding special education law, including extensive information about IEPs, Section 504s and advocacy.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Provides information about learning disabilities, such as checklists, guides, videos, podcasts, ASK THE EXPERT, and FAQ's
Informative sights for LD families including practical family solutions.
Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D)
Learning Ally provides recorded copies of reading materials including books and textbooks and has an extensive library in several convenient formats. Learning Ally also does wonderful webinars.
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Susan Barton is a passionate and knowledgeable figure in the field of dyslexia. She has an easy-to-read informational website with free online videos.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Great information for those of you dealing with this issue in conjunction with dyslexia.
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Your national voice for special education rights and advocacy. COPAA provides attorney and special education advocate referrals by location.
Suggested Reading for Adults
By: Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan
By: Ben Foss
Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention
By: Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling
From Emotions to Advocacy
By: Peter W. D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright
The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child
By: Robert Frank, PhD & Kathryn E. Livingston
Parenting a Struggling Reader
By: Susan Hall & Louisa Moats
Learning Outside the Lines
By: Jonathan Mooney & David Cole
Proust and the Squid
By: Maryanne Wolf
The Dyslexia Advantage
By: Brock & Fernette Eide
Suggested Reading for Kids
All Kinds of Minds
By: Melvin D. Levine
Thank You, Mr. Falker
By: Patricia Palocco
Hank Zipzer Collection
By: Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Percy Jackson Series
By: Rick Riordan
I Believe In You
By: Kristen DeBeer
Ages 3 to 12